To raise awareness for the girl child
In a move to spread awareness on the lack of access to education for the girl child, non governmental organisation Child Rights and You (CRY) has launched a photography campaign -- Click Rights. The 40-day campaign aims to highlight issues and hardships faced by a girl child in accessing her right to education. The theme of the campaign ‘Ichha – a Desire to Learn’ focuses on capturing the invisible desires of girls on railway platforms, in the streets, in the neighbourhood, at traffic signals and in homes, working as household helps. The initiative, leading up to the international day of the girl, celebrated on October 11, invites people to send photographs of girl children who are still out of the education system. These photographs will be uploaded on to the CRY website and also displayed in a two-day exhibition in the Capital on October 6 and 7. Volunteers have clicked pictures across Delhi and photographers from Nazar Foundation have shot photos in Rajasthan, UP and Delhi. “The situation is very alarming in the case of girl children as more than 13 lakh girls in the age group of 6-14 years are out of the school.” Soha Moitra, Regional Director - North, CRY said.